The Invisible Man is a famous 1897 science fiction novella by H.G. Wells. Wells's novel was originally serialized in Pearson's Magazine in 1897, and published as a novel the same year. The Invisible Man of the title is 'Griffin', a scientist who theorizes that if a person's refractive index is changed to exactly that of air and his body does not absorb or reflect light, then he will not be visible. He successfully carries out this procedure on himself, but cannot become visible again, becoming mentally unstable as a result.
Herbert George Wells (September 21, 1866 - August 13, 1946) was an English writer best known for his science fiction novels such as The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, The Invisible Man, and The Island of Doctor Moreau. He was a prolific writer of both fiction and non-fiction, and produced works in many different genres, including contemporary novels, history, and social commentary. He was also an outspoken socialist. His later works become increasingly political and didactic, and only his early science fiction novels are widely read today.
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